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Remembering Patmore Lewis

On November 3rd the MET Orchestra lost another family member, violinist Patmore Lewis.

Patmore began playing with the orchestra in 1977, spanning a career at the Met which lasted over 40 years. He was humble and gracious, and somehow always made those around him feel good. His impact on everyone was such that we were always happy to see him, whether it was in the pit, the C level rehearsal room, or laughing with us in the cafeteria.

We want to remember some of the happy memories we had with Patmore over the years. Weston Sprott writes, “It was a great joy to have a locker next to you for the last 15 years. I’ll miss our laughs, joking around, talking about conductors, asking each other if they called “orchestra to the pit” yet and shrugging our shoulders and walking just fast enough. Thank you for being you.”

A warm and gentle soul was lost to us and we will never forget him.

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